Well, you see, my husband hates buttercream frosting. Or pretty much any frosting. Unless it’s whipped cream.
And doesn’t really like most cakes. Except cheesecake. Or unless they have some specific type of mousse in the middle.
Let’s not even talk about cookies. And no lemon desserts…
Do you see the complication here??
So I asked him what he wanted me to bake, and he named several extremely difficult desserts that he had tried in random restaurants, yet didn’t know their name.
So I stared at him blankly– and he said biscotti.
That I can do.
I decided to try chocolate biscotti, which I’ve never made before.
And I drizzled dark chocolate on them. Yum.
Finally, something he actually likes. Yay!!
Everyone else liked them too, by the way. Even the Italian guy. 🙂
OK… that was fun.
Now can I please make some frosting?
Chocolate Almond Biscotti (adapted from Hershey’s recipe)
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter , softened
- 1-1/4 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sliced almonds (I didn’t have any)
Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs and almond extract; beat until smooth.
Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until smooth. (Dough will be thick.)
Stir in almonds with wooden spoon.
Divide dough in half. With lightly floured hands, shape each half into rectangular log about 2 inches in diameter and 11 inches long; place on large ungreased cookie sheet, at least 2 inches apart.
Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until logs are set. Remove from oven; cool on cookie sheet 15 minutes. Using serrated knife, cut logs diagonally using a sawing motion, into 1/2-inch thick slices. Arrange slices, cut sides down, close together on cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 9 minutes.
Turn slices over; bake an additional 8 to 9 minutes. Remove from oven; cool on cookie sheet on wire rack.
Drizzle chocolate over biscotti, if you’d like (I recommend dark chocolate!!)